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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Morgan Evans, Ashley McBryde and more are set to perform at the 12th Annual ACM Honors August 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Jordan Davis, Linsday Ell and others will present.

After sold-out shows in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England this Summer, Eric Paslay will return to the United Kingdom this fall to do two headlining concerts in London, before opening a six-show run with Old Dominion.

If you missed Miranda Lambert performing “Ugly Lights” and “Pink Sunglasses” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, you can …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineSam Hunt sets out on a Mexican adventure in his new video for “Downtown’s Dead.”

Shot South of the Border, the clip starts as the Georgia native rides his motorcycle through a nearly-abandoned town. Along the way, Sam’s bike breaks down, sending him walking the streets on foot, eventually hitching a ride. By the time the video’s over, he’s back on the open road.

You can check out the new video for the top-20 hit on YouTube now.

Saturday night, Sam plays Target Field in Minneapolis on Luke Bryan‘s What Makes You Country Tour — XL Stadium Sized …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineLuke Combs‘ debut album, This One’s for You, has now officially been certified platinum, a feat that’s drawing a comparison with country superstar Chris Stapleton.

Luke’s first record is the fastest debut country album to reach the one-million sales mark since Stapleton’s 2015 breakthrough, Traveller. This One’s for You managed to go platinum in just over a year — 58 weeks — and is currently spending its seventh week atop Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart.

The North Carolina native also has two platinum and one gold single to his credit. He’ll do his fourth single, “She Got the Best of Me,” …read more

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Jill TrunnellKenny Chesney is the only country artist to land in the top ten, as Pollstar ranks the top tours so far this year. The “Get Along” hitmaker comes in fifth on the list, an impressive feat since his ticket prices are typically much lower than his contemporaries.

“What we do isn’t just country, it’s life,” he says of the ranking that finds him among the likes of Pink, the Eagles, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Bon Jovi.

“For the people who come every summer,” Kenny adds, “whether they love rock or pop or whatever, …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineKelsea Ballerini may be burning up the road these days with Keith Urban on the Graffiti U World Tour, but Wednesday night, she found time to take in pop star Halsey‘s show at Ascend Amphitheater in Music City.

“100% ready to girl crush on Halsey tonight in Nashville,” the “I Hate Love Songs” hitmaker announced on Twitter.

Later on Instagram, Kelsea shared a photo with her friends at the concert, tagging Halsey and adding “If you hear someone screaming castle uncontrollably, it’s 100% me.”

“Castle” is the pop star’s platinum single that was included …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA It’s official: Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are country music’s latest all-star couple.

Late Wednesday night, the two both shared the same photo of themselves backstage at the Opry, laughing and hugging, along with a similar message: “And then one random night at the Nashville Palace changed everything.”

Earlier in the day, Michael had all but confirmed their relationship in an interview, without going into too much detail.

He also happened to talk about one of his favorite Music City hot spots, which is located across Briley Parkway from the Grand Ole …read more

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Saturday, Georgia native Lauren Alaina gets the chance to realize a dream, as she plays the Atlanta Braves’ new Suntrust Park with Jason Aldean, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Luke Combs.

“I grew up a Braves fan,” the American Idol runner-up explains, “so to be able to play in their new stadium, and my dad is gonna get to be there — that’s the best part. My dad is a huge Braves fan, and some of my favorite childhood memories with him are watching the Braves play baseball on TV.”

Lauren goes on: “So, for …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockThis four-time CMA-nominated Vocal Group scored their first #1 with “The Door Is Always Open,” which also got a nod for Single of the Year in 1976. Can you name them? ANSWER: Dave & Sugar.

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Texas music legend Pat Green will play his hit “Wave on Wave” Saturday, September 15 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, during the halftime show of the Northern Iowa vs. Iowa game. The song has become the anthem played during the traditional wave to the patients at the nearby Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

John Berry has been added to the lineup of the Alabama & Friends #JSUStrong Tornado Relief Concert September 26 in Jacksonville, Alabama. Tickets are 90% sold-out for the show that features Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and more. Money raised …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA When Darius Rucker heads out on the Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum, he’ll not only be sharing the bill with some of country’s biggest hitmakers, he’ll also be hanging out with some of his best buds.

Charles [Kelley] is probably my best friend in the business,” Darius tells ABC Radio. “He’s one of those people I know I can call at any time and talk to about anything and ask him anything, and he knows the same about me. He’s an amazing human being and I’m proud to call him my friend.”

Even though Darius and Charles …read more

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